Here is one more fun idea for Easter eggs this year. I was hoping to find an Easter egg coloring technique that would engage the kids for more than 2 minutes and that wouldn’t be too messy and require lots of supplies.
And this absolutely fit the bill perfectly. My girls spent an entire afternoon on these eggs and I was able to use things I already had on hand. Plus since they are watercolors, if you make a mistake you can just wash away most of the paint and start again.
I love how these turned out! We wanted to go with a Spring theme of sunshine and flowers and rainbows and bugs and some of these are thumbprint designs that my 6 year old loved.
To make these eggs couldn’t be simpler. You can either use a set of watercolors you might have on hand or you can use traditional Easter egg dying kits, blend together the colors and use those for your paint.
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Some of these eggs the kids just did freehand and then a few of them we used thumbprints on- there is a butterfly, ladybugs, a caterpillar and bumblebee. My girls just dipped thumbs and fingers into the paint, we let it dry for a few minutes and I used a thin point Sharpie marker to draw in faces and the rest of the details.
And for the thumbprint eggs, some of them we added a blue sky and green grass and some we just left plain white. I love the little caterpillar that is just a series of thumbprints on a plain white egg.
So give these a shot and see what creative and fun things your kids come up with!
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